“Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.”―
My mother, God bless her, did something that was probably different than others. She allowed us to have opinions, but no attitudes. This was a great blessing for we became even closer as I grew into an adult. My mother and myself talked about almost everything. We both were open with our thoughts. What she did was she made it safe for her children to talk to her.
I have taken a page from her when it comes to my daughter and slowly with the grandchildren. I want them to know that I will create a safe place for them to express their feelings, again, no attitude.
I probably can make a safe guess that for some they do not have a safe place to express themselves. Fear is probably causing them to hide theirs. Others are afraid that they will be betrayed. It truly is a high wire act trying to find a balance in your life.
It has taken myself a really long time to feel safe in my expression of feelings. Betrayal has happened to me, so I am hesitant at times in being open with my expressions.
So dear reader, I will repeat the quote above in closing.
“Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.”― Roy Bennett
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